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Teen Titans Go, Season One DVDs by MetroXLR99
Teen Titans Go, Season One DVDs

I'm sure PLENTY of people think I must be Crazy (or, Stupid) for buying any of these.
BUT, I am a fan of Teen Titans. PERIOD. So, yeah. I am going to buy 'Teen Titans Go' on DVD as they come out.


ANYWAY, these two DVDs are all of Season One (Since DC/WB hav been doing this "Season One, Part I of II" thing lately.)

and, that's pretty much it.


(I'm stacking THESE with the DVDs that I have of the original series)


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 Teen Titans © Marv Wolfman/DC Comics/Warner Brothers


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Skyla the Wind Dragon, Rough Lineart by MetroXLR99
Skyla the Wind Dragon, Rough Lineart

This is a rough sketch of a major original character who is meant to appear,
in the sequel crossover story of 'My Little Pony: Beyond Life and Death'

said story is Spike the Dragon centric, and crosses over with the Legend of Spyro franchise.
which takes advantage of the fact that Spike is a PURPLE DRAGON, which is a major big deal in the LoS Universe.


This character featured is "Skyla", who is the first child of the now deceased Spyro and Cynder.

she is the first of a new race of Wind Dragons (who were previously all wiped out by Malefor when he rose to power)
and, as such is a Dragon held in much high regard, as the survival and future of an entire race rests on her (No Pressure.)


In the planned storyline, Skyla will serve as Spike's mentor of sorts.
guiding him through the Dragon World that he never knew, adn teaching him the full extent of his powers.

(In some ways, Skyla is to Spike what Princess Celestia is to Twilight Sparkle.)


Like Spyro, she is Courageous and Noble. willing to help any and all creatures in need (even Ponies, whom most dragons "dislike" for a number of reasons)

However, when provoked..Cynder's dark nature can surface, and Skyla becomes a force of nature to be reckoned with.


[She is "voiced" by Jennifer Hale]



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 The Legend of Spyro © Krome Studios/Sierra Entertainment/Activision

 
My Little Pony © Bonnie Zacherle/:iconfyre-flye:/Hasbro

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Cody D. Coates
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
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I am an Artist and a Writer.

I am a BIG Fan of Cartoons, Animated Movies
Comic Books (mostly Superheroes) and Video Games.

To list them all would take too long
(although, Sonic The Hedgehog, Batman, The Powerpuff Girls/Dexter's Laboratory
Danny Phantom/Fairly Oddparents, Looney Tunes and Transformers are my personal favorites)

So, let's just say I am a fan of MOST, if not all.


I also don't give a darn what Critics, Fanatics and Trolls think of my work.
I LOVE what I do...and, I wouldn't trade it for the world.


E-Mail Address: metroxlr99@yahoo.com

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Been waiting so long for the Sonic Boom TV Series to premiere, that the actually airdate snuck up on me

by now, there have been up to FOUR episodes aired. though, given that they are half-hour segments
like Butch Hartman's Fairly OddParents..I really should say TWO.


Fortunately, I managed to catch up on them (thank god for YouTube.)
So, I am prepared to give a review based on what I've seen so far.


How do I sum up the series in short? Ummm.."CRASH BANDICOOT."

(Confused? allow me to explain.)


the four released episodes have made clear that the whole setting takes place on an island peninsula.
with Sonic and his friends inhabiting one big island, and Eggman apparently living in a fortress
on one small one not too far away from the one where Sonic and his friends live.


So far, we've seen no big cities, or space stations like on Sonic X.
so, I am led to believe the whole show will take place primarily in a tropical island envirorment,
where the only technology we will see are Robots, Computers and Television.


As publicized, Sonic Boom is heavy on Comedy (from witty oneliners, to visual humor)
with some action to balance it out, because..HEY!, It's Sonic the Hedgehog.


So, let's see..Popular Anthro Hero Character, Mad Scientist, Island Setting, Comedy/Action.

GEE, sounds an awful lot like the Crash Bandicoot franchise to me.
all that it's missing are Talking Magical Masks, and TNT/Nitro Crates.


(For me, this is no problem. HECK, I rather like it! Apart from Sonic, Crash is my SECOND favorite videogame franchise.
 and, this may be the closest I will ever get to an animated Crash Bandicoot series. SO, I will take it where I can get it.)


NOW, for the characters..What has been changed, and what has been left alone?
Well, on the subject of UNchanged Characters: Sonic and Tails fall under THAT category.


Sonic is still speedy, still noble and witty. Still the same hero we all remember him as.

SURE, he's wearing a scarf and bandages, now (and, he DOES seem a little taller.)
but, he is still the same hedgehog that I have admired since the early 90s (and, I was born in '89, So I know what I am talking about here.)


Tails is still that smart fox kid whose good with technology, and flies the plane
(and, the flight goggles are a nice touch for him.)

If anything of him has changed, It's that he's more of a scientist now than he was on Sonic X.
actually BUILDING inventions (which work alot better than Eggman's devices.)


NOW, for characters who HAVE been changed (Please put down your hammers and dynamite, people. No need to trash your computer.)


First, AMY ROSE. a bit of her character has changed..and, I would say it's for the better.

in previous incarnations, Amy is characterized as "an Obsessive Stalker" and "Would-Be Girlfriend" to Sonic
(a character trait that has earned Amy ALOT of harsh criticism over the years.)


In Sonic Boom, her love for Sonic remains intact..but, she isn't chasing Sonic with her hammer, demanding she marry him.
no, in this show, she is actually secretive of her true feelings. and, get's embarrassed when Sonic starts asking about it.


If this was the series producers way of making Amy more likable by nixing her more negative qualities..I'd say it's working.


NOW, for the character change that I don't like too much: KNUCKLES.

Now, I know what your thinking: "Oh, Metro, I AGREE! Knuckles "beefy" look is TOO MUCH!!"
well, sorry to disappoint..but, I don't really care that Knuckles now LOOKS stronger, instead of just being strong.

what I am having a problem with is ONE character trait: "Knuckles is STUPID."


YEAH..Yeah. Knuckles is now about as sharp as a bowling ball.
with his limited intelligence being one of the running gags of the show.


Now, i know Knuckles is STRONG as an Ox..but, he isn't DUMB as one.
so, yeah..Here is the one thing of Sonic Boom that I dislike: "Idiot Knuckles"


Dr. Eggman is another character whose drastically changed.
though, mostly it's his PHYSICAL appearance that has changed..not so much his personality.

the series producers CLAIM Eggman is still "Egg Shaped"..just, now he's an 'upside-down' egg...

yeah, say whatever you want, guys. But, Eggman as gone from "pot-bellied", to "Barrel Chested"
(clearly, Eggman's gone to the same workout program as Knuckles.)


As far as personality goes..Well, fans and critics alike criticized Eggman in Sonic X for being "too soft"
that he wasn't so much EVIL, as he was childish and immature.

Well, after watching Sonic Boom..I'd saw that Sonic X Eggman was villainous enough.

as in just one of the episodes, Eggman moved into Sonic and Tails house for a few days,
and, the most malicious thing he did during that time was bean Tails on the head with a pillow.

and, in ANOTHER. he tried to employ Tails as his "assistant"


So, Sonic X Eggman was "soft?" yeah..he was about as soft as a Jelly Dounut.
Sonic Boom Eggman, however is the flipping Jumbo Marshmallo in comparison.


Now, for the new character: Sticks the Badger.

Before the series even premiered, Sticks was criticized as being a ripoff of Marine Raccoon,
and, being an unnecessary replacement to Cream the Rabbit (and, then there's her amusingly simple name.)


But, for whatever reason..I like her.

while a backstory is never explored, It is implied that unlike the other anthro characters,
Sticks was born adn raised in the wild, and as such..is a bit more "feral" than the other characters.

Sticks isn't afraid to speak her mind..and, often "Actions" speak louder than "Word"
(translation: Offend her, and she'll clobber you, rather than yell at you.)


she also is creeped out by "Cute" things
(finding a robot dog who looks more like a Five Nights at Freddy's reject character "adorable.")


she is also paranoid (Sticks: (to her own shadow) "STOP FOLLOWING ME!!")


Now, for a summary on the thus far released episodes..


 

01. THE SIDEKICK.


 After a brief battle with Eggman, Tails is hurt and Sonic decides to "fire" Tails as his sidekick to protect him.

 Sonic then hold auditions for a new Sidekick (candidates consist of a Juggling/Singing Amy, a confused Knuckles, and Cowardly Beaver, a disgrunted Tails, and Dr. Eggman himself.)


 

02. CAN AN EVIL GENIUS CRASH ON YOUR COUCH FOR A FEW DAYS?

(without a doubt the LONGEST episode title ever.)


 Eggman stops by Sonic and Tails house "one dark and stormy night", and requests to stay at their house
 due to his fortress "apparently" being destroyed, and having to be rebuilt.

 For whatever reason, Sonic allows Eggman (PLUS OrBot and CuBot) to stay.
 but, Eggman proves to be more of a pest, than an archenemy.


 03. THE TRANSLATOR.


 Tails presents his latest invention to his friends: a Robot that "translates" everything they say, into what they REALLY mean.

 Needless to say, this causes tension between the group..something Eggman tries to take advantage of.


 04. BUSTER.


 Due to Stick's aggressive behavior towards animals (oh, the irony)
 Sonic and his friends persuade the badger to get herself a pet to teach her to be more affectionate.

 Unfortionately..HER idea of an idea pet is an ugly robot dog that slimes everything.


 ..Which eventually gets on everybody's nerves.



word has it that SHadow the Hedgehog and Metal Sonic will appear on the show.
I am both Excited, AND Terrified at this news.


So, anyways..There is my Two Cents on Sonic Boom: It's Crash Bandicoot featuring Sonic the Hedgehog.



 


                                                                                                                                    -MetroXLR99



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Lecter136 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Since you are a Ghostbusters fan, have you heard of this game?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosthun…

I have a demo  of this on my PS2. It's quite a good game. I remember when I died in the game, your character's spirit comes out and then disintegrates. That was a neat touch and showed how the ghosts in the game could not only harm your life, but your spirit as well.
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DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hey M whats Up
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Alivernwielder1997 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You even inspired me to make my own OC but I'm afraid I made him over powered. His name is Logo.  
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MetroXLR99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Please Explain how you made him "overpowered"
I may be able to downplay him a bit so he is a more acceptable character.
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Alivernwielder1997 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Logo is celestia and discord son sort of. He was created when celestia orderly light and discord chaotic dark magic collided and fused to create the yin yang dragonaques Logo. I created him Logo to give the main six a unique challenge. Do to the fact that he was created with harmony magic he immune to their effects. Like his father logo can define logic. He can stretch his limbs change his shape walk on air and speak and see despite having no face (he was born like that). He isn't as powerful as his father as he can't affect living beings directly with reality warping powers. He still can be harmed by normal magic and he does have a limit on what he can turn into.
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MetroXLR99 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Logo, huh? I've been partial to "Assurta" myself (Note: She's an OC that I found who is ALSO the child of Celestia and Discord.)

In my experience, the best way to keep a character from being Overpowered
is to keep their powers (even if they involve bending reality) limited.

For instance..Silver the Hedgehog from the Sonic Series has the power of telekinesis (he can fly and move things with his mind.)
with such a power, you would think he is "overpowered.."

HOWEVER, in actual gameplay, he cannot keep using his telekinesis.
eventually he depletes his energy, and has to recharge by either resting, and gathering certain items.


The same thing can be applied to OC's with powers.
you can keep Logo having Discord's power to bend reality..but, It would be realistic
that certain things are too complicated, and some tricks tire him our easily.


It would also me smart to give him his own "kryptonite" as well.
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Alivernwielder1997 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hello Metro it me again. I just want to thank you for introducing me to the "My Little Pony" franchise. I always like horses because my mom trains them. At first I heard out the series from one of my friend how didn't enjoy the show. I say a few episodes out of curiosity but after seeing you post I begin looking into the franchise an I enjoyed. I didn't became a fan until I saw your post and I'm glad I'm a fan now.
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MetroXLR99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer

Well..I must say, I am quite pleased to know that I inspired you so much.


It seems natural that 'Horse Lovers' would like MLP.
(I must say, after I became a fan of it, I can never look at Horses and Ponies the same way again.
 and, I have a cousin who owns some horses and ponies, so I DO get a chance to see some up close.)


So..You have any favorite things of MLP worth noting?

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Alivernwielder1997 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I enjoy the characters on the show each on goes through a life lesson at does teach kids good morals. Mlp is one of the few kid shows I believe is for kids.
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sonicfighter Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You know, I think that captain Maria would replace Eliza cause she support Batman and Maria think he's a criminal.
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MetroXLR99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Huh?
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sonicfighter Featured By Owner 4 days ago
In your story, Manhattan Knight.
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night-fire123 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey sorry iv not been on much I hope things have been going well for you :)
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MetroXLR99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer

Well, as far as MLP:BLaD goes..I recently saw some "Dark" My Little Pony fanart,
that quite literally scared the crap out of me, and caused me to lose some sleep.

After THAT, I decided I might write in a sequence in my storyline,
where my character is mentally attacked, haunted by nightmares of his closest friends as monsters
(the fun part is said friends, the Mane Six, going into his mind and fighting off their nightmarish counterparts.)


(Take THAT "CreepyPasta!" you gonna get yours.)


ANYway, on the subject of Non-MLP, ehh..Subjects.
I am thinking of doing some fanwork based on the new Sonic Boom show.

It has a certain "Crash Bandicoot" vibe that I rather like.

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night-fire123 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah that sounds cool, and sorry about the no sleep. That art must have been real creepy, and thats grate, maybe i should check out the new sonic show :)
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